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Lai Pei Jing will play in Commonwealth Games

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Published: 02 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: BAM has decided to pair up Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing in the mixed doubles event for the XX Commonwealth Games, which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, over 11 days of competition from 23 July to 3 August 2014.Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing are the reigning Malaysia champions

The decision was made due to Chan Peng Soon's longtime partner, Goh Liu Ying has decided to undergo a career saving knee surgery on May 20th this year. Liu Ying, who forms the World No 11 pair with Peng Soon, will take at least six months to return to training but the recovery could take longer if there are other complications.

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Lin Dan needs to go through the qualifying stages for Australian Open

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Published: 02 June 2014
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Beijing: Two-time Olympic badminton gold medallist and five-time world champion Lin Dan will have to qualify to make his debut at this month's Australian Open, organisers said Monday.China's Lin Dan's world ranking has plummeted to a point he must first take part in qualifiers for Australian Open.

Lin, 30, considered the greatest badminton player of all time, saw his ranking drop to 104 after a seven-month sabbatical from the sport, returning to win the Asia Championships and China Masters this year.

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US soldier played badminton with Taliban captors

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Published: 02 June 2014
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USA: There’s a saying that goes "any publicity is good publicity," and while I’m not so sure about that, I do noticed the way Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from USA played badminton has received more media coverage than Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan.A Pakistani militant commander told AFP that Sgt Bergdahl engaged with his captors, teaching them how to play badminton and inviting them to celebrate Easter and Christmas with them.

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Sukma: Selangor defeats Penang in the men’s team final

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Published: 01 June 2014
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Kangar: Selangor won the gold medal in Sukma badminton men’s team event by defeating Penang 3-2 in the final. The final lasted for almost four hours at the State Sports Complex badminton hall in Kangar.It was a thriller all the way, but in the end it was Selangor who turned out to be the heroes as they edged Penang 3-2 in the men’s badminton team final to claim the gold medal.

Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub became the key player who delivered two points to lead Selangor with a 3-2 comeback win over Penang. The 21 year-old got off a good start by defeated Tan Jia Wei 21-15, 21-14. However, Selangor soon found themselves trailing 2-1 when their second Chong Yee Han lost to Penang’s Goh Giap Chin 20-22, 14-21, and their third singles, Soong Joo Ven lost to Cheam June Wei of Penang 21-17, 21-18.

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Chong Wei Feng eyes career restart after Thomas Cup success

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Published: 31 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Before the New Delhi Thomas Cup, Chong Wei Feng - the No. 2 men's singles in Malaysia has often crumbled under pressure. He was expected to bring home the men's singles Gold at the Myanmar SEA Games last December, but was knocked out by Thailand’s A.Suppanyu in the first round. He also conceded a walkover in the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open Grand to India's Sourabh Verma early this year.Malaysian Chong Wei Feng celebrates after defeated Rumbaka Dionysius Hayom of Indonesia in the Thomas Cup semi-final.

However, winning five out of six of the matches he was fielded in during the Thomas Cup Finals has undoubtedly boosted his confidence.

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